Volunteers sought to transform garden

Volunteers sought to transform garden

Knutsford Town Council is appealing for volunteers to help regenerate a community garden in the town centre. The garden area behind Booths on Stanley Road is currently owned by Cheshire East Council, with the Town Council having expressed interest in improving the area for the community.
The Town Council recognises that this space has potential as a calm oasis in the centre of town and is keen to explore ways it can improve this area for residents and visitors. One option currently being explored is building a core of volunteers to help maintain a regenerated area.

“We have ideas of how the space could be improved for users, primarily by opening the space out, planting flowerbeds and relocating the benches to the centre of the garden” said Town Clerk, Adam Keppel-Garner.

The Town Council would look to organise a number of ‘clear up’ days to prepare the site which could then be maintained by volunteers with support from the both the Borough and Town Councils.

Cheshire East Council would continue to maintain the majority of the site, including tending to the trees, grass and bushes whilst the Town Council would step in to deliver the enhancement of the area.

“We have written to nearby residents and already had some fantastically enthusiastic responses, but need a core of volunteers to make this sustainable” Adam added.

“At this stage we are appealing for volunteers to offer their time either for a clear-up day or to support the ongoing maintenance of the garden”.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Town Clerk on townclerk@knutsfordtowncouncil.gov.uk or 01565 653 929 by February 29th.

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